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Much Depends on Dinner

Margaret Visser

Much Depends on Dinner

by Margaret Visser

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  • 34 Currently reading

Published by McClelland & Stewart .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Cooking / General,
  • Cooking,
  • Cooking / Wine

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages351
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8076614M
    ISBN 100771087489
    ISBN 109780771087486
    OCLC/WorldCa18639582

    Mary Walsh: Open Book (TV Series) Much Depends on Dinner () Plot. Showing all 0 items Jump to: Summaries. It looks like we don't have any Plot Summaries for this title yet. Be the first to contribute! Just click the "Edit page" button at the bottom of the page or learn more in the Plot Summary submission guide. Synopsis. Though Visser's dish-by-dish dissection of a simple company dinner begins with some obligatory post-structuralist references to modern mythologies and how to ""read"" an elaborate dessert, her engagingly informative discourse is really less like a cool and stylish nouvelle creation than a light but satisfying clean-out-the refrigerator stew: a casual mixture containing large chunks of history.

    Much Depends On Dinner the Extraordinary History and Mythology, Allure and Obsessions, Perils and Taboos, Of an Ordinary Meal The Geometry Of Love Space, Time, Mystery and Meaning In . Find Much Depends On Dinner by Visser, Margaret at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. % guaranteed. Add to Cart.

    Margaret Visser (born ) is a writer and broadcaster who lives in Toronto, Paris, and South West subject matter is the history, anthropology, and mythology of everyday life. Born in South Africa, she attended school in Zambia, Zimbabwe, France (the Sorbonne) and the University of Toronto Canada where she earned a PhD in Classics. Born: (age 79). The Paperback of the Much Depends on Dinner by Margaret Visser at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more! B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help3/5(1).


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Much Depends on Dinner is a remarkable book, that combines history and anthropology over dinner. Beginning with the conceit of analyzing the origins of a simple meal: opening with corn, salt, butter; an entree of chicken and rice; a salad of lettuce, olive oil, and lemon juice; and a dessert of ice cream, she ranges over the history of our /5.

A staple of the food-writing genre that prefigured the current locavore and foodist movements by almost two decades, Margaret Visser’s Much Depends on Dinner is a delightful and intelligent history of the food we eat, and a cornucopia of incredible details about the ways we do it.

Presented as a meal, each chapter of Much Depends on Dinner represents a different course or garnish, which Cited by: About The Book. A staple of the food-writing genre that prefigured the current locavore and foodist movements by almost two decades, Margaret Visser’s Much Depends on Dinner is a delightful and intelligent history of the food we eat, and a cornucopia of incredible details about the ways we do it.

Presented as a meal, each chapter of Much Depends on Dinner represents a different course or. Much Depends on Dinner won the Glenfiddich Prize for Much Depends on Dinner book Book of the Year and was named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly and The New York Times.

The Rituals of Dinner won the IACP Literary Food Writing Award and the Jane Grigson Award, and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year/5(2).

Much Depends on Dinner book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. A sumptuous collection of recipes from the food section of the Tele /5(8). Genre/Form: Folklore History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Visser, Margaret, Much depends on dinner.

Toronto: HarperCollins, Winning unanimous praise on its publication and now available in paperback from Grove Press, Much Depends on Dinner is a delightful and intelligent history of the food we eat.

Presented as a meal, each chapter represents a different course or garnish. Much depends on dinner by Margaret Visser; 9 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Dinners and dining, Folklore, Food, Food habits, History, Social aspects, Social aspects of Food, Social aspects of Food habits, Social life and customs, Eating customs, Habitudes alimentaires, Histoire, Aspect social, Manners and customs, Aliments; Places: England.

Much Depends on Dinner was chosen as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review and Publisher’s Weekly. As the subtitle suggests, here she uses the framework of a simple meal to show us how our food has defined who we are and how we live. Visser begins by showing how corn has shaped the history of man.

Margaret Visser writes on the history, anthropology, and mythology of everyday life. Her most recent book is The Gift of previous works, Much Depends on Dinner, The Rituals of Dinner, The Way We Are, and The Geometry of Love, have all been bestsellers and have won major international awards, including the Glenfiddich Award for Food Book of the Year in Britain and /5(2).

It's hard to imagine now how revolutionary books like this were back when Much Depends on Dinner was published in It was barely conceivable then that someone would write a book, an actual book about something so ordinary as a meal of corn on the cob with butter and salt, chicken, lettuce with olive oil and lemon dressing and ice by: Much Depends on Dinner was chosen as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review and Publisher's Weekly.

As the subtitle suggests, here she uses the framework of a simple meal to show us how our food has defined who we are and how we live. Visser begins by showing how corn has shaped the history of man. Buy Much Depends on Dinner: The Extraordinary History and Mythology, Allure and Obsessions, Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary Mea 2nd ed.

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Knopf [©] (OCoLC) Document Type. Click to read more about Much Depends on Dinner: The Extraordinary History and Mythology, Allure and Obsessions, Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary Meal by Margaret Visser. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers/5(4).

January The English poet Lord George Gordon Byron was born on this day in He is best known to foodies as the source of the quotation that inspired the title of the wonderful book by Margaret Visser, Much Depends on Dinner. The quotation is from The Island, and the full stanza reads: “All human history attests That happiness for man, - the hungry sinner.

Much Depends on Dinner. Cooking the Books. Canadian Margaret Visser whose most famous book on food - Much Depends on Dinner: The Extraordinary History and Mythology, Allure and Obsessions, Perils. The book is structured around a chapter for each ingredient in a common dinner, a technique that was highly original in its day.

The content is very detailed, sometimes too much so for my taste. For instance, the early chapter on corn contains much information that has been restated over the years to the point where it has become common knowledge/5(24).

Title: Much Depends on Dinner Format: Paperback Product dimensions: pages, 8 X X in Shipping dimensions: pages, 8 X X in Published: September 8, Publisher: HarperCollins Language: English. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Much depends on dinner by Margaret Visser, March 1,McClelland & Stewart edition, Mass Market Paperback in English. Presented like a meal, each chapter of Since Eve Ate Apples Much Depends on Dinner represents a different course or garnish, which Margaret Visser handpicks from the most ordinary American dinner: among them corn on the cob with butter and salt, roast chicken with rice, salad dressed in lemon juice and olive oil, and ice cream.

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